OUR CURRENT COMMISSIONING: What are the challenges?
Energy saving and decarbonization of buildings are extremely important for climate change mitigation. At the same time, there are strong needs to maintain and improve the health and comfort of the indoor environment. Commissioning (Cx) is a process to ensure that these goals are achieved through consensus among all parties involved in the design, construction, and operation phases of buildings. In particular, since ESG investments toward decarbonization are increasing, real estate ratings based on actual CO2 emissions are also promoting as a basis for investment decisions. In the future, it is highly likely that building owners will strictly make a request on performance realization, and Cx can make a significant contribution to achieving that and ensuring accountability.
Cx has already become widespread in European countries and the United States, but it is still not fully utilized in Asian countries and regions. Since Cx is deeply related to the business conditions of the construction industry, it does not make sense to just import other country’s Cx as it is, but it is required to build a Cx system that is suitable for the business practice of each country. Therefore, it is necessary to share information on the various Cx projects and to understand the variety of issues and solutions.
Under these backgrounds, Asia-Pacific Building Commissioning (APBCx) Symposium was planned by the representative organizations of Japan, China and Hong Kong SAR. This symposium will be held every two years with the host rotating. The first symposium with the theme of "OUR CURRENT COMMISSIONING: What are the challenges" is hosted by Japan. In the symposium, we will share information on commissioning cases, research, business in Asian countries and regions, and discuss together. We hope that this symposium will continue to be held, lead to the spread of Cx and contribute to solving environmental problems. If there are any countries or regions that would like to participate in this symposium as co-organizers, we would like to welcome them.
- Fulin Wang (Tsinghua University)
- Xiufeng Pang (The Beijing University of Technology)
- Yang Zhao (Zhejiang University)
Hong Kong SAR
- Shengwei Wang (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
- Michael Leung (City University of Hong Kong)
- Yasunori Akashi (The University of Tokyo)
- Shohei Miyata (The University of Tokyo)
- China Professional Committee of Building Cx and Operation, China Association of Building Energy Efficiency
Hong Kong SAR
- Research Institute for Smart Energy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
- School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
- The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers